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Jon Busch Goalkeeper Chicago Fire (MLS)

"HPG provides top notch gloves and apparel at a fraction of the price. HPG is tried and tested by professionals and its the only gear for me!"

"As a professional goalkeeper for over 15 years I have had the opportunity to try and wear many different gloves and apparel. As with my personal performances I want the best from my gloves and with HPG I have found that. The quality and time put into each and every HPG product shows that you can still get top of the line goalkeeping gear at a reasonable price."

BIOGRAPHY

2011: MLS: Named team's Defensive Player of the Year … Led the league in saves with 114 … Played in the most games and most minutes in a single season of any player in club history with 33 games and 2,970 minutes … Played 90 minutes in every match this season, except at NE on 10/8 ... Recorded shutouts at DAL on 3/26, vs. CLB on 5/14, vs. NE on 5/21, vs. LA on 6/25, vs. PHI on 7/9, and vs. CHI on 9/10 … Received a yellow card vs. NY on 7/2 … Exhibition: -- ... Open Cup: --.

2010: MLS: Signed with the Earthquakes on 3/30 … Made his San Jose debut at RSL on 6/25 and recorded a shutout … Named Earthquakes Defensive MVP … Made 18 appearances, all starts … Made 81 saves and posted a 1.06 goals against average … Posted seven shutouts vs. LA on 8/21, vs. FCD on 9/11, vs. PHI on 9/15, at CLB on 10/2, at DC on 10/9 and vs. CHV on 10/20 … Exhibition: Shut out CHV on 6/12 and saved penalty from Dan Kennedy to help SJ win the Sacramento Cup on penalties … Played 45 minutes vs. Tottenham Hotspur on 7/17 … Open Cup: Made Earthquakes debut vs. RSL on 4/14 and played 120 minutes … MLS Cup Playoffs: Made six saves vs. NY on 10/30 … Made three saves and earned the win at NY on 11/4 … Made five saves at COL on 11/13.

2009: MLS: Only Fire player to start and play 90 minutes in every MLS game … Made 103 saves on 136 shots faced … Shares a Fire single season shutout record of 10 shutouts with Matt Pickens in 2007 … Recorded shutouts vs. NY on 4/5, at TOR on 5/16, at NY on 5/24, vs. COL on 7/11, vs. CLB on 7/18, at SEA on 7/25, vs. RSL on 8/1, at KC on 8/16, at NE on 10/17, and vs. CHV on 10/22.

2008: MLS: Named 2008 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year … 2008 Fire MVP … Started and played 90 mintues in every game … Second best goals against average with 1.1 allowing 33 goals in 30 games … Tied for a league best 10 shutouts … Made 122 saves on 156 shots faced for the league's best saves percentage with 78.2 percent … Saved a penalty kick vs. TOR on 10/18 … Recorded shutouts at DC on 5/8, vs. NE on 4/3, at SJ on 4/12, at NE on 5/3, vs. SJ on 6/28, vs. RSL on 7/19, at KC on 7/27, vs. CHV on 8/2, at LA on 8/22, and vs. NY on 9/6 … Exhibition: Played first 45 minutes vs. Everton in 2-0 win … Open Cup: Played 120 minutes at DC in 2-1 USOC quarterfinal loss on 7/8 … Played 120 minutes vs. CLB in 3-2 USOC wni on 6/10 … MLS Cup Playoffs: Posted shutouts in both games against NE in the Eastern Conference Final.

2007: MLS: Started and played 90 minutes in three first team matches … Made 2007 debut in 2-0 loss at LA on 7/4 … Exhibition: Recorded a 1-0 shutout in first team debut vs. Cracovia in an international friendly on 6/22 … Reserves: Started and played in 11 matches … Posted a goals against average of 1.53 and record of 2-6-3.

2006: MLS: Started and played eight games with Columbus … Posted a 3-3-2 record with a 1.13 goals against average and three shutouts … Suffered knee injury vs. DC on 5/26 … Open Cup: DNP Reserves: DNP.

2005: MLS: Started and played nine games with Columbus … Posted a 3-5-1 record with a 1.65 GAA and three shutouts … MLS Player of the Week for week ending on 4/18 … Crew's US Soccer Federation Humanitarian of the Year honor … Tore his right ACL at LA on 5/25.

2004: MLS: Started 29 games … Posted a 12-5-12 record with a 1.07 GAA and 10 shutouts … Eastern Conference All-Star … Set an MLS record for catches/punches in a game with 16 at DAL on 7/10 … MLS Player of the Month for September … Open Cup: Started both games, a 2-1 win over Syracuse on 6/30 and a 2-1 OT loss to Chicago on 7/20 … MLS Cup Playoffs: Started both matches of Eastern Conference Semifinal Series vs. NE going 0-1-1 with a 1.00 GAA.

2003: MLS: Started 24 games … Posted a 9-8-6 record with a 1.44 GAA and four shutouts … Missed five games with a severely sprained ankle injury at SJ on 6/21 … CONCACAF Champions Cup: Started three of the four matches … Posted a 1-2-0 record with a 2.67 GAA and one shutout … Defeated Deportivo Arabe Unido 3-0 on 3/23.

2002: MLS: Started 13 of 14 matches … Posted a 8-3-2 record with a 1.09 GAA and five shutouts … Defender of the Year award … Second in the league in GAA … Made his MLS debut vs. NE on 4/20 … Earned a shutout in his first MLS start in a 1-0 win over DC on 4/27 … Saved two penalty kicks at NY on 7/31 and vs. Chi on 9/14 … Exhibition: Played 90 minutes in 7-2 win over FC Nurnberg on 5/15 … Open Cup: Played every minute in the Crew's run to the Open Cup title … Posted a 4-0 record with a 0.71 GAA and two shutouts … MLS Cup Playoffs: Played every minute of five matches … Posted a 2-1-2 record with a 0.96 GAA as the Crew advanced to the MLS Cup Semifinals … Earned his first MLS post-season shutout in semifinal Game 1 at NE on 10/6.

Other Professional Experience: Spent five seasons in the A-League, from 1997-2001 … 2001: Led the Hershey Wildcats to the A-League National Championship match which resulted in a 2-0 loss to Rochester … Named A-League Goalkeeper of the Year and was selected the Division II circuit's first-team All-League keeper … Posted a 14-7-2 record with a 0.60 GAA and 13 shutouts … Made the A-League Team of the Week twice … Posted a 3-1 record in the playoffs allowing only two goals in the final after three successive shutouts … 2000: Finished his final season with Hampton Roads with a 0.94 GAA in 14 games … 1999: Posted a 13-10-0 record with a 1.38 GAA … Named team MVP … A-League Team of the Week once … 1998: Posted a 15-12-0 record with eight shutouts A-League Team of the Week once … 1997: His rookie professional season was split between the Worcester Wildfire and the Carolina Dynamo of the A-League, after being drafted No. 2 overall by the Nashville Metros in the first round of the 1997 A-League draft.

International: Trained with US Men's National Team in the first camp of 2009 … Named to the 18-man roster for US MNT friendly against Sweden but DNP … Earned his first cap with the US MNT on 3/9 in 2005, shut out Columbia in a 3-0 friendly in Fullerton, Calif. … Represented the US at the U17 and U20 levels … Played in the 1993 FIFA U17 World Championships in Japan.

College: Attended the University of North Carolina-Charlotte … Played three seasons for the 49ers from 1994-1996, leading them to the 1996 NCAA Men's College Cup where they fell in the National Semifinals … NSCAA First-Team All-America selection in 1996.

Personal: The son of Madeline and Robert Busch … His father is a Lutheran Pastor … Has an older brother, Matthew, and a younger sister, Jaime … Obtained his "B" coaching license in 2008 … Avid hockey fan of the New York Rangers … Married to Nikki Busch.

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